Miss North Hollywood 1975

My mom was crowned Miss North Hollywood in 1974-75 and made it to the top ten in Miss California as well. She wasn’t necessarily a pageant girl but said her friends pushed her to go for it and by chance she won. She didn’t pursue any other pageants and soon after {if not prior} met my dad, got married and had me by the time she was 22 in June of 1976.

While I’m pretty sure she knew she would have children and that she is extremely happy she did {thanks mom!} I often wonder if she hadn’t had my brother and I would her life have turned out any differently?

*I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday …we did 🙂


The framed print that hung in my grandma’s hallway until she moved and gave it to my mom… my mom then gave it to me. I haven’t hung it yet though…

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • shortmama

    May 11, 2009 |

    Your mom was (Im sure still is lol) beautiful! My mom had me at 19. I often wonder how things would have been different for her to if she wouldnt have had me so young. Maybe would have finished college and not have had to struggle so much…

  • Lo

    May 11, 2009 |

    That’s so sweet! Being a southern girl, I think pageants are part of our DNA, not the creepy baby kind, but this is fabu!

  • FJ

    May 11, 2009 |

    I love love this vintage picture. You look alot like her.

  • kelly

    May 11, 2009 |

    that’s a great photo!!!your mom is beautiful! i definitely do see a resemblance!

    i hope you had a wonderful mothers day!

  • Kelli

    May 11, 2009 |

    She is just gorgeous! You 2 look very much alike!

  • Miss Anne

    May 11, 2009 |

    holy spitting image!

    she’s just as lovely as you!


  • Tara Gibson

    May 11, 2009 |

    love the vintage pic! she is beautiful! I see where you get it! : )

  • freeTEYme

    May 11, 2009 |

    Your mom is gorgeous! You look so much like her!

  • inkOBSESSIONdesigns

    May 11, 2009 |

    You look just like your mom! I love the pic!

  • Carlotta

    May 11, 2009 |

    you look so much like her, very beautiful mum!

  • Mrs. Priss

    May 11, 2009 |

    Your mom was gorgeous! You two really look so much alike, as everyone’s already noticed. What a fun picture!

  • The Reality of Happily Ever After

    May 11, 2009 |

    Your mom is gorgeous! You look just like her — I often wonder that about my mom, too 🙂

  • Gary Heller

    May 11, 2009 |

    Great photo and moment! Both your mom and you should be very proud.

  • Dana

    May 11, 2009 |

    She is gorgeous, and you got your looks from her!

  • jess@noelmarie

    May 11, 2009 |

    I see where you get your good looks from!

  • Couture Carrie

    May 11, 2009 |

    I knew that was your mom even before I read the caption! How cool! Beauty certainly runs in the fam:)


  • GamecockQueen

    May 11, 2009 |

    I’m a vetran pageant girl. I loved this post!

    What a great photo!!

  • Chrystina

    May 11, 2009 |

    Oh I love that piture, she is so beautiful.

    I think she got the best crown ever as your mom. 🙂

  • from the right bank

    May 11, 2009 |

    What a fabulous photo! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Hope to see you again soon!

  • drollgirl

    May 11, 2009 |

    good lord she is a knockout! just like YOU!

  • *Andrea*

    May 11, 2009 |

    she’s so pretty! gorgeous like you 😀

  • Darrah

    May 11, 2009 |

    That’s really cool that your mom was Miss North Hollywood. My mom treated herself to a Vegas Vacation, so I have yet to see her, but I called to wish her well!

  • Gwen

    May 11, 2009 |

    I could have sworn this was you in a new set of photos!! You look jut like your mom!!! XOXO

  • Newlywed Next Door

    May 11, 2009 |

    You look so much like your Mom! Beuatiful!

  • Maeko

    May 11, 2009 |

    Wow, you look just like her!

  • Char

    May 11, 2009 |

    fresh and wholesome.

    we cannot dwell in the woulds, should and coulds…even when they make us sad.

  • Style Porn

    May 11, 2009 |

    What an amazing story, and what an amazingly awesome photograph!

  • J-Diggety

    May 11, 2009 |

    Um, hello, it is now obvious where you got your hottie genes from! 😉

  • Keeley

    May 11, 2009 |

    Awwww what an amazing story! What a beautiful picture!

  • The Beauty File

    May 12, 2009 |

    looks to me like someone got hit with the pretty gene!!!

  • Lacey

    May 12, 2009 |

    The resemblance between you and your mom is amazing! I love pageant stories like this.

  • Diane

    May 12, 2009 |

    What High School Did your Mom go to?
    I went to Grant in North Hollywood and I was
    in the Miss Burbank Contest!
    Flash Back… You are most likely my daughters age (: Hugs, Diane

  • Chris

    May 12, 2009 |

    Wow, what a babe! I’m sure she is very proud of you guys and pleased with how her life turned out. She did a great job 🙂

  • Absolutely Not Martha

    May 12, 2009 |

    omg–i thought this was YOU!

  • The Alleged Ringleader

    May 12, 2009 |

    What a great photo! You and your mom definitely look a lot alike!

  • Girl Japan

    May 12, 2009 |

    Yes, you two look unbelievable alike- you both have fantastic facial features, so happy to hear you had a nice time with your mum!

  • Diana

    May 13, 2009 |

    sexy runs in the family. i hope you had a great mother’s day!

  • Holly

    May 13, 2009 |

    you look just like her!! what a great photo to have

  • Hanako66

    May 14, 2009 |

    how sweet:)

    I love this photo!

  • Anonymous

    July 10, 2009 |

    Maegan, your mom was, and is so beautiful. I’m the luckiest guy in the world to be married to her.
    Love You Maegan,

  • artdecodiamonds

    November 30, 2010 |

    Great post about your mom!

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